I just read a piece by the wife of the recently deceased Christopher Hitchens on her husband’s last months alive. I don’t know much about Ms. Blue, but judging by the power and beauty of her writing, I’d be inclined to say that she shares a bit of Christopher’s gift for words. Hitch was not my favorite atheist, but he certainly was the most tenacious. Though he was surely sad and afraid as his conditioned worsened, his wife reveals through touching anecdotes that he faced the prospect of death with an astonishing degree of optimism and bravery.
He had his flaws like everyone else, but Christopher’s exuberance and boundless love for life are examples well worth following.